For more than a century, metro Milwaukee’s highly skilled workforce has defined our economic and competitive advantage. MMAC and its economic development partner the Milwaukee 7 (M7) work with educational systems and employers to ensure that the region has a steady pipeline of talent at all levels. The process starts with quality day care centers and high levels of K-12 educational achievement. We then build career awareness, preparation and pathways to high-skill, high-wage professions. At the same time, we engage in efforts to attract and retain talent within the region and from outside the region.
We face stiff demographic headwinds, with a projected gap of 100,000 workers needed by 2023. These unfilled job openings are the result of modest economic growth, retirements and a declining working-age population.
Metro Milwaukee Talent Profile
+25 years of age = 1,040,000
Regional Talent Stats
Roughly 2 million residents 56,000 business establishments and 24 tech schools, colleges and universities call the Milwaukee Region home, creating a deep talent pool for your business.
M7 region overall = 2,039,003